Lakewood residents will soon have three new eateries to satisfy their taste buds: Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, Piggie's Adobo Taco Bar and Dickie’s Barbecue Pit.
Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, the popular Louisiana-based company with 330 restaurants nationwide, will construct a new building on the site of the former Elephant Bar on Restaurant Row on Candlewood Street. Raising Cane’s recently earned the distinction of being among the Top 5 quick-service restaurant chains in the nation, based on food quality, customer service and cleanliness. They also pride themselves on a commitment to active involvement in their local communities. Demolition of the old Elephant Bar will start soon, with Raising Cane’s expected to open in its new building in a few months.
The independent restaurant Piggie's Adobo Taco Bar will also open soon at the site of the former Captain Vic’s Ice Cream Shop at the corner of Paramount Boulevard and Carson Street. Along with traditional adobo favorites like carne asada and barbacoa, Piggie’s will feature tofu and veggie tacos as well as breakfast, including bacon, ham or tofu burritos and bowls.
Dickey's Barbecue Pit will open shortly at the corner of Candlewood Street and Clark Avenue at the site of the former Dog House restaurant. Founded as a small stand in rural Texas in 1941, the business grew in popularity and now has nearly 600 franchise locations around the nation. Dickey’s prides itself on the extensive training of its cooks and on smoking all its meats “low and slow” in a pit on site at each restaurant.